Bilingual School Psychology Supervision

Advancing culturally and linguistically responsive mental health and special education services for multilingual learners in Colorado schools

University of Colorado Denver’s Bilingual Psychology Supervision sessions will provide bilingual school psychologists and individuals seeking licensure as a Colorado psychologist with the skills and knowledge to provide culturally and linguistically responsive mental health and special education services to multilingual populations. Supervision sessions will be highly applicable to the learning needs of the participants, and will focus on reviewing case studies and solving real problems of practice in the field of bilingual school psychology.  

Topics will be responsive to the needs of the participants, and will focus on interpreting cultural and linguistic considerations in assessment data, collaborating with English language acquisition staff, developing meaningful partnerships with Spanish-speaking families, selecting assessment instruments to minimize bias, modification of special education assessment practices for multilingual learners, reviewing district and state data to identify potential disparities in mental health services and disciplinary practices, and evaluating intervention offerings for cultural and linguistic responsiveness. 

This engaging 10-month, remote program is for working bilingual school psychologists who want to engage in intentional and collaborative learning with an expert bilingual school psychologist/licensed psychologist to deepen their understanding of advancing mental health and special education services that aim to dismantle historic inequities. Sessions take place from September 2024 through June 2025 via 2-hour synchronous online sessions. Resources will be disseminated based on the learning objectives of participants. 

Start Date
September 2024
Program Length
10 Months
Madalyn Dalley, PsyD

About the Supervisor

Madalyn Dalley, PsyD is a bilingual (Spanish/English) school psychologist. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from the School Psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver and completed the Bilingual School Psychology program at CU Denver. Madalyn is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Elevated Insights Assessment. She works with clients across the lifespan to diagnose neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders in a private practice setting. Madalyn especially enjoys her work with Spanish-speaking children and their families. She utilizes a strengths-based and ecological framework to support her clients throughout the diagnostic process. She has experience in a variety of healthcare settings, schools, and bilingual assessment teams. Madalyn is a strong advocate for collaboration between systems to provide an integrated approach to supporting her clients.


  • Develop strong skills and knowledge to advance equitable special education assessment practices among multilingual learners
  • Learn effective strategies to partner with families to engage in more culturally and linguistically responsive interviewing practices.
  • Grow your abilities to effectively supervise bilingual school psychologists
  • Advance effective strategies to involve families, teachers, and communities in improving equitable mental health services and eliminating educational disparities
  • Obtain targeted and comprehensive supervision in the provision of school psychology services in Spanish
  • Advance Spanish language skills through immersive Spanish-language supervision
  • Provide supervision hours for those seeking licensure as a psychologist in Colorado

Why enroll?

Now is an opportune time for bilingual school psychologists to re-imagine and invest in their skills and knowledge to serve multilingual learners. This learning opportunity will contribute to advancing mental health services among multilingual learners and their families. This innovative learning model will allow for bilingual school psychologists to network and collaborate with others across the state, developing a community of practitioners that will continue after the supervision sessions.

Program Length

10 months, delivered remotely in synchronous sessions on the second Friday of the month from 3 - 5 p.m.


This is a non-credit professional development offering.

Program Cost


Teams of participants can be supported by their school districts. Please contact us if you would like to discuss possibilities.

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